Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission "Smothered” By Scenery A few years ago a Chinese play, “The White Snake Lady,” was staged in Honolulu. There was hardly any scenery but the lack of it was...
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Wahiawa Pineapple Festival 2017

WHO/WHAT: The Wahiawa Pineapple Festival, sponsored by the Wahiawa Historical Society, features cultural and educational booths, food booths, the 2017 festival T-shirt, a country store, vendors, handcrafters, entertainment and keiki activities. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 6,...
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Community Focus – Fukuoka Holds Shinnen Enkai

Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai members spent a part of their Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 5) at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, enjoying the organization’s annual general membership meeting and shinnen enkai. Special guests included former Hawai‘i Gov. George Ariyoshi and Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and his wife Yoko. Gov. Ariyoshi installed the....
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Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Jinsei wa Magari nagara Orenagara daga Massugu ni Hitasura ni Life is like a path; it has curves and bends, but walk the straight path.
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Big Island Business – Never Give Up!

The I. Kitagawa and Co. Story is All About Perseverance in the Face of Adversity Arnold T. Hiura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald People unfamiliar with Big Island history might not know that I. Kitagawa and Co. is one of the island’s largest and most successful businesses with $90 million in sales and some 200....
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Ties That Bind – Why Kenjinkai?

Because Homeland Matters, Contends Hawaii Japanese Center Head Arnold T. Hiura Published with Permission Editor’s note: The following is the text of a talk Hawaii Japanese Center executive director Arnold Hiura delivered at the East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjinkai’s shinnen enkai on Feb. 25 at Hilo’s Sangha Hall. We thank Arnold for sharing this text with....
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NGN continued

“Dassou Yuugi (Jail Breakers),” 1976 action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Sonny Chiba. Kamiki is a professional fixer of jailbreak who lets prisoners escape for big money. He became a criminal at age 12 and has been in and out of prison, serving for a total of 48 years.
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Temari “Bolts” Fundraiser

WHO/WHAT: TEMARI, Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, presents its 12th annual “Bolts” fabric and fun fundraiser featuring a marketplace of textile and fabric items, as well as textile talk stories. “Bolts is where...
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Real Possibilities – Disrupt Aging

REAL POSSIBILITIES BY Barbara Kim Stanton
Group photo of the Araragis family - Keisuke, Shogo, Reiko, and Teruko Kawachika (Reiko's mother) on Okunoshima waiting for the ferry back to Hiroshima

My Furusato – Creating Family

Writer’s Yonsei Children Instrumental in Building New Bridges of Friendship and Family Patsy Y. Iwasaki Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Please call me Reiko-mama,” replied Reiko Araragi in response to my daughter Kellie’s question: “What should I call you?” So, throughout her two-night, three-day stay in Hiroshima, Kellie called her homestay mother “Reiko-mama.” And a....

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